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Lunsford pitches Demons past Cavaliers, 6-2
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Last spring, an injury to his left (throwing) forearm caused Taylor Lunsford to miss the better part of the final month of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball season as well as an entire summer of baseball.In trying to get his team’s senior starting pitcher back into the swing of things, Demons’ head coach Randy Stokes outlined a plan in which Lunsford started throwing in December, more than a month before the rest of the L-E pitching staff got into gear.The Demons unveiled the 2013 edition of Lunsford on Monday night in their weather-delayed first round game of the Carolina Ale House Classic and the lefty worked 4.2 innings of four-hit ball in a 6-2 L-E victory.Stokes admitted that both he and his pitching coach, Jeremy Ray, made Lunsford the focus of their attention on Monday.“We were real cautious with him,” Stokes said. “We kept Taylor on a tight pitch count which we set between a 75- to 80-pitch limit. I think he threw 78 to 79 pitches before we went out and got him.”Lunsford allowed an unearned run in both the fourth and fifth frames, after the guests jumped to a 6-0 lead.